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Needle case ?

Museum number:
2-5927
Permalink:
ark:/21549/hm21020005927
Alternate number:
x-2120 (original number)
Accession number:
Acc.167
Object count:
1
Description:
Wingbone of waterfowl with encircling bands. Might be snufftube but short.
Donor:
Alaska Commercial Company, Benjamin Bristol, and Older University Collections
Collection place:
Northwest Bering Sea, Alaska
Verbatim coll. place:
Alaska; Northwest Bering Sea
Culture or time period:
Alaskan Eskimo
Collector:
unknown
Collection date:
1898
Object type:
ethnography
Function:
5.5 Stimulants, Narcotics, and Accessories
Accession date:
1904
Context of use:
for inhaling snuff tobacco
Department:
Cat. 2 - North America (except Mexico and Central America)
Dimensions:
length 6.8 centimeters
Legacy documentation: